Ann Sheridan (1915–1967)

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Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to Warner Brothers, which billed her as the "Oomph ... See full bio »

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Kings Row Randy Monaghan
They Drive by Night Cassie Hartley
Nora Prentiss Nora Prentiss


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 1966-1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Henrietta Hanks
- Harold's Double (1967) ... Henrietta Hanks (credit only)
- Colonel Comes to Town (1967) ... Henrietta Hanks
- The Taming of Sorry Water (1967) ... Henrietta Hanks
- Peace Offering (1967) ... Henrietta Hanks
- The Golden Fleece (1967) ... Henrietta Hanks
 1965-1966 Another World (TV Series)
Katherine Corning
- Episode dated 15 April 1966 (1966) ... Katherine Corning
- Episode #1.380 (1965) ... Katherine Corning
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mavis Grant
- The Mavis Grant Story (1962) ... Mavis Grant
 1956-1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Alida Volterra / Annie Mason
- The Imposter (1960) ... Alida Volterra
- Hunted (1956) ... Annie Mason
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- The Dark Cloud (1958) ... Sunny
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mary L.
- Time of Your Life (1958) ... Mary L.
 1957 Woman and the Hunter
Laura Dodds
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Bartley
- Cross Hairs (1957) ... Mary Bartley
- Malaya Incident (1953)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Without Incident (1957) ... Kathy
 1953-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Helen / Linda Russell
- The Hard Way (1957) ... Helen
- Lovely Day (1953) ... Linda Russell
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Amanda Penrose
 1956 Calling Terry Conway (TV Movie)
Terry Conway
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- East of Nowhere (1956)
 1956 Come Next Spring
Bess Ballot
 1953 Appointment in Honduras
Sylvia Sheppard
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Ranch Owner
- The Prize (1953) ... Ranch Owner
 1953 Take Me to Town
Vermilion O'Toole aka Mae Madison
 1952 Just Across the Street
Henrietta Smith
 1952 Steel Town
'Red' McNamara
 1950 Woman on the Run
Eleanor Johnson
 1950 Stella
Stella Bevans
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride
1st Lt. Catherine Gates
 1948 Good Sam
Lu Clayton
 1948 Silver River
Georgia Moore
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Nora Prentiss
 1947 The Unfaithful
Chris Hunter
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Christie Sage
 1946 Cinderella Jones
Red Cross Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 The Doughgirls
Edna Stokes Cadman
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Nora Bayes
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Ann Sheridan
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Karen Stensgard
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Connie Fuller
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Roma Maple
 1942 Juke Girl
Lola Mears
 1942 Kings Row
Randy Monaghan
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Lorraine Sheldon
 1941 Navy Blues
Marge Jordan
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Anne Rogers
 1940 City for Conquest
Peggy Nash
 1940 They Drive by Night
Cassie Hartley
 1940 Torrid Zone
Lee Donley
 1940 It All Came True
Sarah Jane Ryan
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Kay Manners
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Joy Ryan
 1939 Winter Carnival
Jill Baxter
 1939 Indianapolis Speedway
'Frankie' Merrick
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Zelda Manion
 1939 Dodge City
Ruby Gilman
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Goldie West
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Laury Ferguson
 1938 Broadway Musketeers
Fay Reynolds Dowling
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Lydia Hoyt
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Maxine Chadwick
 1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred
Madge Perry Morgan
 1938 Mystery House
Sarah Keate
 1938 Out Where the Stars Begin (Short)
Ann Sheridan (uncredited)
 1938 The Patient in Room 18
Sara Keate
 1937 She Loved a Fireman
Marjorie 'Margie' Shannon
 1937 Alcatraz Island
Flo Allen
 1937 Wine, Women and Horses
 1937 The Footloose Heiress
Kay Allyn
 1937 San Quentin
May Kennedy aka May De Villiers
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Judy Nolan
 1937 Black Legion
Betty Grogan
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song
Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Youth
Carol Arlington
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
 1935 The Crusades
Christian Slave Girl (uncredited)
 1935 The Glass Key
 1935 The Red Blood of Courage
Elizabeth Henry
 1935 Mississippi
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1935 Rocky Mountain Mystery
Rita Ballard
 1935 Car 99
Mary Adams
 1935 Rumba
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Home on the Range
Singer (as Clara Lou Sheridan)
 1935 Enter Madame!
Flora's Shipboard Friend (as Clara Lou Sheridan)
 1934 One Hour Late
Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Limehouse Blues
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Mary White
 1934 Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (Short)
Sands of the Desert Model (uncredited)
 1934 College Rhythm
Chorine / Gloves Salesgirl (uncredited)
 1934 Ready for Love
Priscilla at Basket Social (uncredited)
 1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Town Girl (uncredited)
 1934 The Lemon Drop Kid
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Wagon Wheels
Young Lady (uncredited)
 1934 You Belong to Me
Wedding Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Ladies Should Listen
Adele (as Clara Lou Sheridan)
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
Mannequin (uncredited)
 1934 Kiss and Make-Up
Beautician (uncredited)
 1934 Shoot the Works
Hanratty's Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 Many Happy Returns
Chorine (uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Lou - Earl Carroll Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Loretta (as Clara Lou Sheridan)
 1934 Bolero
Chez Raoul Patron (uncredited)
 1934 Search for Beauty
Dallas Beauty Winner (uncredited)
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Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1939, 1942, 1947) Print ads: Chesterfield cigarettes See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 16 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 32 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Clara Lou Sheridan


5' 5½" (1.66 m)


Scott McKay  (her death) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Errol Flynn] He was one of the wild characters of the world, but he had a strange, quiet side. He camouflaged himself completely. In all the years I knew him, I never really knew what lay underneath and I doubt if many people did. See more »


Was considered for the role of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), but Ingrid Bergman was cast instead. See more »


The "Oomph" Girl

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